Fans can watch the Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game live online and see if the Warriors can become just the second team in NBA history to win 70 games.
The Warriors appeared to be on track to an NBA record 73 wins when they suffered a shocking loss last Friday, falling to the Boston Celtics in a game that broke their 56-game winning streak. The Warriors have gotten back on track with a 136-111 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, but now need four wins in their last five games to break the record of 72 wins set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.
Tuesday’s game starts at 10:30 p.m. ET, with coverage on TNT. It will also be available to watch live online, with a link to streaming video found below.
Those who watch the Warriors vs. Timberwolves game live online will see if the NBA-leading Warriors can keep on track. The team said they are focused on making history — though not by reaching 70 wins, or even 73. Instead, they are focused on keeping their record of never losing back-to-back games.
“With five games left we still have a piece of the regular season to finish off, but not losing two in a row is special,” said Steph Curry (via ESPN), who has already set the all-time mark for 3-pointers in a season and can reach 400 with 22 more this season. “Last year it was not lose three in a row and we were able to accomplish that. Every time we had a loss we’ve been able to bounce back and have a top-notch performance…. When we take a punch, we learn from it and be aggressive the next opportunity like last night.”
“It’s incredible, it’s never been done before,” said coach Steve Kerr, a reserve guard who played an important role in the 1995-96 Bulls team. “It just shows the consistency and the will, the competitiveness…. it’s an amazing feat if we can pull it off through 82 games.”
Kerr has tried to take the focus away from the all-time wins record, telling ESPN that “all the talk and all the focus on the record has gotten us away from the process of who we are.”
Kerr noted how the race for 70 wins led his Bulls team to struggle in the final stretch of the season, something the Warriors may be suffering as well.
“In fact, if you look back at that season, we lost two home games in the last week, 10 days of the season, both by a basket or one point,” Kerr said. “We were, I think, I want to say 37-0 or something that season at home, and we lost two of our last four. When we did break the record, in Milwaukee, I still remember it. It was a horrendous basketball game. We won like 85-80 or something. So yeah, it was like the same kind of thing. Constant scrutiny, little slippage in our execution, eking out wins, so it does feel the same way.”
But the Warriors have been able to pull on the strength of an unusually deep team. League MVP Steph Curry normally leads the way, making three points from anywhere inside half court, but when he is having an off day the team is buoyed by guard Klay Thompson.
Kerr credited much of the team’s success to all-around threat Draymond Green, who is the first player in NBA history with 1,000 points, 700 rebounds, 500 assists, 100 steals, and 100 blocks in a season.
“He breaks defenses down like Steph does,” Kerr explained. “Often times Steph breaks it down to start with and gives it to Draymond in a position to drive. Obviously a lot of what we do goes through those two players, and Draymond is frequently attacking, gets the defense on his heels and finds the open shooter.”
Those who want to watch the Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game live online can click here for streaming video through TNT.
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